Capt:, Drake, going off to Sea on a Raft in Quest of his two Pinaces.
[London: F. Newbery, 1774.]
Engraving, 100 x 165mm. 4 x 6½".
From 'An Historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators...', which describes (among others) the travels of Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 1596). Drake's circumnavigation of the globe from 1577-81 involved a number of very profitable raids on Spanish ships and ports in the Americas. Drake's increasingly frequent and serious attacks during the 1580s, which were an important factor contributing to Philips II's decision to launch the Armada against England in 1588.
British Library: 008615932.
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